Rogue ST Max/ST Max D/ST LS
WHAT IT DOES: Callaway has used its computer-driven, machine-learning platform to improve the “jailbreak” internal support structure in its woods for years. That system stiffens the body, directing more flex into the face. But high-speed computers are relentlessly smart, so the structure has been updated. Rather than two bars joining the crown and sole directly behind the middle of the face, the new frame is pushed to the extreme heel and toe. This frees up the center of the wraparound cupface for better flexing where most hits occur. The carbon-composite crown and an internal, forward tungsten weight produce a low center of gravity for higher launch with less spin. The internal weighting is used to produce three versions: the ultra-forgiving Max, the high-launching, slicer-friendly Max D and the low-spinning LS for players trying to flight their fairway woods down.
WHY WE LIKE IT: The new jailbreak system is smart, and so is making fairway woods that launch high without excessive spin. Even smarter: 14 lofts across three versions. This includes a 20-degree model with a 4-wood shaft. So beloved was it by legendary founder Ely Callaway that his name for it has stuck, the Heavenwood.
WHICH ONE'S FOR ME?
MAX: This model mixes stability with a low-spin center of gravity for better ball speeds. It features a mid-launch trajectory with a slight draw bias. It has the widest range of lofts in the family, running from 15 to 27 degrees.
MAX D: The highest-launching of the Rogue ST fairway woods, it also has extra heel-side weighting, a slightly closed face and a more upright lie angle to fight your slice. It's designed for players who need the most shot-shape correction. Its three lofts are one-degree weaker compared to the Max.
LS: The most compact and lowest spinning of the Rogue ST fairway woods, its forgiveness comes from a new internal jaiilbreak structure behind the face. It now braces the crown and sole at the extreme heel and toe, freeing up the face to flex even more freely. The shaping and face profile make this the company's most fade-capable fairway wood. Read more >>
* Percentage of total score
"Love the compact look of the LS, sits nice on the turf. The sound and feel are good, and it came off the turf well. The ball spin and trajectory were exactly what I wanted."
"It has a sound that connotes power, like you’re always hitting it well even on slight mis-hits. The distance is there for me, and the turf interaction is exceptional."
"I like the accenting color and finish. The head was really subtly done, very aestethically pleasing. A good cracking sound. Got the ball up in the air nicely."
15, 16.5, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 (Max); 16, 19, 22 (Max D); 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18 (LS)
From the Manufacturer
The new Rogue ST Fairway Woods are up to 10 yards longer. The two Jailbreak batwings are pushed to the perimeter, providing stiffness while allowing the face to flex for high ball speeds. They’re also engineered with a Tungsten Speed Cartridge, an A.I. Face and a High Strength Face Cup.
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